On 23 January, 18 girls from Forms 4, 5 & 6 travelled to Barn Elms Sports Trust to compete against six other schools in the annual Cross Country Championships hosted by St James.
The recent wet weather left conditions less than ideal for the runners. The Form 4 girls were first to compete, running two short laps totaling 1km. They started off strongly and Frieda narrowly missed out on a top ten finish.
The Form 5 girls ran extremely well in the next race, over the longer distance of 1.5km, finishing 4th in the team event. Three girls finished in the top 20, with Midge in 6th place and Elise in 9th.
Form 6’s race was very exciting, with Amelia and last year’s winner being well ahead of the other runners. Even with a strong end to the race, Amelia couldn’t quite overtake the leader before the finish line, but finished with a well-deserved Silver medal.
Well done to all the girls on their fantastic performances and competing exceptionally well. They all gained some excellent experience and had a very enjoyable afternoon of races.